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Mastrapa battles anxiety and finds a rescue in EveruestRob Dubbin digs up the strange hilarious fan fic of internet legend Stuart Michigan starting with his latest work “Some Russian” Majed Athab reflects on the Six Days in Fallujah controversy and asks why is it easier to make a ridiculous war game than a realistic oneMatthew Burns asks if competition is necessary Or Games Are No MOBI #237 is he just terrible at multiplayer Halo Nora Nahid Khan surveys the most disturbing and most disgusting bosses in survival horror Mitch Krpata goes to the darkest corners of the Framingham Fun and Games to play tortu As I usually do with an anthology style product I m just moving over my status updatesBig Buck I ve seriously misjudged this game all these yearsKing of the Ogres Although I never got into WOW I ve faced similar issues with others sometimes peers and sometimes the older generation not understanding games as a diversion as valid as whatever they do for funFeminist gamer of the year This aligns with what we often describe in the comics world as men with breasts female characters that the male authors don t fill with authentic female voices Reading about fallout was pretty eye opening The Portal section was great but I m surprised the author didn t pick up on the female taunts from glados like calling Chell fatIntensive interesting interview about the role of games and point and click games in particularTura Lost Very deep I m thankful to the author for sharing that What a great eclectic collection this Kill Screen is turning out to beSome Russian not only was that fan fiction great the intro reminded me of the back stories my brother s and I created for TetrisBungie Dev Interesting meditation on whether competition is always best for video gamesThe sound of sickness a good reminder that sound had to be created for video games There is no ambient recordingBall is out of control I heard this story on a podcast I think 99% Invisible Pretty weird bit of history with Pinball and NYCCreating discomfort I m not familiar with these games but I m glad we have a good indie scene now that can support themWinning hearts and minds reminds me of conversations I ve had with veterans about what they think of military shootersLick Her Boot just like creating discomfort a discussion with a designer who does things to mess with the player There s a logic to the way the player is messed with that reveals how we ve been conditioned by decades of play and game design vocabularyAxe to grind It s so amusing how we get so caught up in what we re supposed to be the best at that we fall apart when a kid bests usChiller arcades I wish they still existedBosses a look at some truly disturbing bosses and what it says about usThe local As I ve learned and about how localization works I ve been less and less upset with the compromised madeCalling off the engagement an examination of how we interact with games and how that makes it different from other artStephen Lavelle communicating difficult themes through games in which there is no winningMonday a neat use of a text adventure interface to communicate a sad story

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Re porn shooter ChillerRyan Kuo brings us a critiue of Left Dead Filipe Salgado explores the hopelessness of game designer Stephen LavelleWe bring you interviews with Messhof Anna Anthropy Jess Chavez and Krystian Majewski by Jamin Warren Chris Dahlen Richard Morgan and Ryan KuoAnd Zack Handlen brings it home with the most disgusting puzzle in interactive fiction historyNot to mention a treasure trove of art by Fred Benenson David Boni Eóin Burke Brody Condon Alessandro Cotrufo Joseph DeLappe Eric Englehard Ben Fry Jon Haddock Sarah Jacoby Julian Lytle Eva and Franco Mattes Julian Sancton and Ryan Theodore Wow what an appropriate title for this issue Not only is it about games not being fun the reading itself isn t funThere are a few noteworthy exceptions but on the whole the articles in this issue fall into two categories lacking a punch line and pretentious At least four or five articles end suddenly with no final summary and not even a general indication of what the article was supposed to be about and no reinforcement of a thesis if there was one at all The pretentiousness is pretty jarring in a few of the articles where you re supposed to feel as awed by some arty farty game as the author was But nothing he or she writes feels remotely relatable To me it was like an article length of It s deep and ambitious and you just don t get it being written over and over againI can see that some of my dislike for this issue comes from a personal preference but these critical texts just wandered far too deep into what amounts to intelectual masturbation I ve got nothing against analysing games and critiuing them hell I encourage it most of the time but I do get kind of grumpy when its overdone To me it was hard to identify whether it was the subject matter that seemed a pointless waste of time or if the authors wrote it that wayHowever at least a few articles stand out with my favourite being the fascinating story behind banning Pinball Machines in pre WW2 USA That was a really interesting topic and it felt like a well researched and well written piece of journalistic contentFor my first encounter with this mag this was definitely an underwhelming one

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FEAR GLUTTONY PSYCHOSIS FRUSTRATION PAIN SICKNESS REJECTION DISGUSTWelcome Are No PDFEPUB #180 to the No Fun issue pages of the best writing and illustrations in the bizJason Fagone talks to the team behind Big Buck Hunter Pro and studies the allure of its gun John Teti shares the incredible story of New York City’s year ban on pinball J Nicholas Geist tells a story of marriage judgment and World of Warcraft addictionJenn Frank picks the videogame feminist of the decade Jason Killingsworth Video Games PDFEPUBis schooled by an eight year old Guitar Hero prodigy – and takes the opportunity to grow up Gus horrible book do not read


5 thoughts on “Video Games Are No Fun

  1. says:

    horrible book do not read

  2. says:

    As I usually do with an anthology style product I'm just moving over my status updatesBig Buck I've seriously misjudged this game all these yearsKing of the Ogres Although I never got into WOW I've faced similar issues with others sometimes peers and sometimes the older generation not understanding games as a diversion as valid as whatever th

  3. says:

    Wow what an appropriate title for this issue Not only is it about games not being fun the reading itself isn't funThere are a few noteworthy exceptions but on the whole the articles in this issue fall into two categories lacking a punch line and pretentious At least four or five articles end suddenly with no final summary and not even a general indication of what the article was supposed to be about and no rein

  4. says:

    Thoughtful and often thought provokingview spoiler even for someone like me who seeks out games and other works of art that can silence the incessant chattering of his thoughts hide spoiler

  5. says:

    More content meant chances to succeed and fail The last article was horrible

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